Drew Peterson was arrested on May 7, 2009 for the murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio. Today, he is scheduled to be formally arraigned on first degree murder charges in the 2004 slaying of Kathleen Savio. Defense attorney Joel Brodsky is expected to try and lower his clients $20 million bond.
Maybe Drew did some reading over the weekend and will act accordingly today in court?
Peterson is accused of drowning Savio, who was found dead in a dry bathtub in 2004 with a gash on the back of her head. Her death originally was ruled an accident, but after Stacy Peterson went missing, Savio’s body was exhumed and authorities ruled it a homicide staged to look like an accident.
Wonder what antics we can expect from Drew Peterson today? His last trip to court was quite the media spectacle as the attention seeking Peterson made jokes regarding his shackles and prison provided attire Drew Peterson and his attorney use the excuse when it comes to his behavior, “how am I supposed to act, it’s not like there is a book for this.” Actually Drew, there is … you can read it here.
As expected in court this morning, Drew Peterson pleads not guilty to murdering his 4th wife.
Prosecutors filed a motion at the hearing asking for a new judge. State’s Attorney James Glascow didn’t give a reason, and court recessed while another judge was called to handle rest of the hearing.
Shortly after Peterson’s case was called before the Will County judge Monday morning, prosecutors asked for a change of judge, which was followed by an immediate call for recess. The matter was set for a hearing on Thursday.